Investment

Since our founding in 1972, Lowe has consistently created and nurtured lasting relationships with our investment clients and partners.  Whether serving as joint venture partner or investment manager, we are committed to transparency and strong real estate investment performance.  We pursue opportunities where we can make a difference with physical and operational improvements, and our background as a property manager and developer gives us insights that inform our approach to uncovering value in real estate assets.

Throughout our history, we have actively invested alongside quality partners in a wide variety of joint venture structures.  We continuously work to identify opportunities that match the strengths and competitive advantages of our firm with the investment targets of our partners.

In structuring our ventures, we pride ourselves on offering a full-service model, on having flexibility to meet the needs of our partners and on aligning interests. We currently manage $1.5 billion of investments through joint ventures in both value-add and development strategies.

We expanded into institutional real estate investment management in 1990 with major public pension funds among our first clients. Since then, through Lowe Enterprises Investors, an SEC registered investment advisor that specializes in value-add investment opportunities, we have invested more than $8 billion across all major asset classes of real estate.  Lowe Enterprises Investors manages in excess of $2.5 billion of investments on behalf of clients including public pension funds, insurance companies, international institutions, and high-net-worth investors.

27 Yrs Longest Client Relationship
1990 1st Public Fund Investment
$5 Billion Current Investments Managed

Development

We have a keen interest in working with others, sharing ideas and customizing approaches and solutions that are specific to the task at hand.  Staying true to place is at the core of our real estate development approach.

There are no ready-made design standards that typify our projects; we view each property with an appreciation of its surroundings and place in the community. Our projects are recognizable by the care that is taken to best serve the interests of everyone involved and deliver the best possible result.

The environments in which we all live, work and play have evolved, bringing new complexity and challenges to a developer’s ability to meet the desires of the marketplace and also serve the needs of the community.  Lowe is ideally suited to meet these challenges.  We specialize in creating customized solutions for our partners and communities by integrating our diverse expertise in all types of commercial real estate developments to deliver superior projects and innovative, lasting environments that connect people and place.

Beyond our real estate expertise, we believe our projects succeed due to the outstanding relationships that we build and maintain with our investors, partners, tenants, guests and communities. We are passionate about creating spaces and finding design solutions that deliver superior returns to our investors and meaningful experiences for our tenants and guests, with minimal impact on the environment. We bring multi-faceted teams who combine design and construction expertise with an enthusiasm for collaborative sharing of ideas and customizing solutions for our partners and communities.

Lowe creates single-tenant and multi-tenant office developments that provide efficient and innovative workplaces. In addition to developing a customized space that satisfies the client’s business needs, we are focused on creating welcoming, engaging, collaborative work environments that help business owners attract and retain satisfied employees in a highly competitive market.

Our concern for the environment is evident in the sustainable practices we integrate into building design.  From the latest innovations in energy efficient practices to simply recycling at building sites, we look for every opportunity to lessen our impact on our environment.

 

Our breadth of expertise gives us a distinct advantage in delivering superior mixed-use developments.  Our background in commercial, residential and hospitality development is ideally suited to creating a mix of uses.

Nowhere is our mission to connect people and place more evident than when combining multiple property types in one location.  The result is a dynamic environment for tenants and guests that provides local amenities as well as a source of revenue to the community.

Our approach to retail is specifically tailored to each project and neighborhood, with a primary interest to attract quality retailers that will provide needed services to the community.

We have developed neighborhood centers and power centers, and redeveloped a regional mall.  But more often, our retail projects are a component of an office building or mixed-use property.

We are an active developer of infill multifamily properties with a particular focus on sites with beneficial access to amenities and transit. Our properties are designed to reflect their surroundings and seamlessly integrate with the existing neighborhood.  Each property has an individual character and spirit, with interiors, amenities, gathering spaces and services carefully chosen to give residents what they need and want.

Beyond providing shelter, we develop multifamily projects that help our residents integrate all aspects of their lives.  We strive to create environments that provide a comfortable, welcoming home as well as a place for work, entertaining, and recreation.

We combine state of the art sustainable practices with design to ensure our properties are energy efficient and environmentally cautious.

We develop and redevelop world-class hotel and resort properties nationwide.  Our distinctive and authentic hotels and resorts celebrate the history and legacy of their destinations, integrating regional traditions, indigenous landscaping, sustainable practices and vernacular styles of architecture into each project.

State-of-the-art sustainable practices that create energy efficiency and environmentally cautious properties are part of our design process.

Since our first public-private partnership in 1983, we have partnered successfully with public and institutional clients to help them accomplish their real estate goals. From build-to-suit services on single buildings, to complex master planning and entitlement services for large  real estate assets, our expertise in all property types offers our clients a broad set of skills to add value to their project and deliver superior results.

We value the development of successful partnerships and working relationships with our public and institutional clients. It is these relationships that create outstanding projects that enhance the community.

1973 1st Project Built
$2 Billion Projects Underway
90 Communities Built In

Management

As property investors and owners ourselves, we understand the interests of other building owners.  We provide efficient access to accurate information about your property and its performance and strive to be the best possible stewards for our building owner clients.  We combine our experience as investors and owners to optimize performance while providing quality service to the users of our properties.

As operators of hotel and resort properties, customer service is second nature to us.  We bring the dedication to warm, welcoming, exemplary service we learned as hospitality operators to all properties we manage.

We offer customized, hospitality-inspired property management to enhance property performance as well as the tenant experience in the highly-competitive office environment. As technology and workplace options have proliferated, and tenants increasingly value efficiency and satisfaction in their work environment, a more contemporary management approach is needed. Successful owners create an environment where employees want to come, and want to stay. We tap into our hospitality heritage to provide service and design that improve the tenant experience.

Creating a welcoming, engaging and collaborative environment for tenants can change the perception of an office building from traditional to cutting-edge. Our managers use mobile, digital tools to be front-facing and create a community within the building where people happily return and choose to stay day after day.  We continuously interact with tenants far beyond the usual maintenance and management requests to attract and retain satisfied clients.

Our team can tailor the tenant program for a property by redesigning common areas with gathering spaces and cafes, staffing collaborative work areas to increase use and provide a better experience, planning on-site events such as food-themed and entertainment or speaker programs, and organizing outings or group sports. Activities that businesses used to handle individually to improve employee satisfaction are now a part of the services offered at Lowe-managed office buildings.

Two Roads diverged in a wood and I…I took the one less travelled by.  And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost

In 2016, Lowe’s hospitality property management subsidiary Destination and new partner Commune started a new journey together. We set off to create the most extraordinary independent hospitality company in the world. By combining two brands that embody freedom and discovery, we have assembled an unrivaled collection of unique properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences from across the globe. Two Roads brands include Alila, Destination, Joie De Vivre, Thompson, Tommie and Chicago Athletic.

Two Roads Hospitality is a collection of truly individual hotels and resorts for the traveler seeking new experiences, those who make the choice to break from the masses, and seek the road less traveled. Our style of hospitality—delivered with heartfelt passion and personality, framed by artistry and craftsmanship— will make all the difference.

17,000 Hotel Rooms Managed
17,500 Team Members
1.8 M SF Largest Asset Managed